Industry experience

The most effective way of increasing employability is gaining experience in industry while you study. Not only will you strengthen key skills, you will gain valuable industry insight that will assist with exploring your career options and planning.

Industry Placement Program

Make a genuine investment through our highly successful scholarship placement program and reap the benefits of having early access to our future graduates in your workplace. We would love to talk with you about projects that would suit a student studying in one of the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Science

For more information about the program and contacts, please go to our Industry Placement Program site.

Careers Advantage - Pre-Placement Professional Development

The professional development sessions are conducted throughout your first and second year of study. Each session is tailored to prepare, motivate and equip you with career-ready skills, before your placement begins. Below are the professional development sessions you will be attending.

2018 Professional Development Dates coming soon

Example of the types of sessions that will be ran
First Year
Session TitleDateGippslandBallaratBerwick
Career Planning    
Articulating your skills    
Articulating your attributes    
Applications and Resume writing    
First Draft Resume Due    
Applications, Cover Letters, and Key Selection Criteria    
Job Search Skills    
Draft Application Due    
Final Application Due    
Introduction to Interview - part 1    
Introduction to Interview - part 2    
Interview Preparation Coping with nerves    
Mock Interviews    
Mock Interview - Debrief    
Example of the types of sessions that will be ran
Second Year
Session TitleDateGippslandBallarat
Reflection and Assessment   
Host Organisation Day   
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills   
Elevator Pitch

Work Integrated Learning

Work integrated learning at Federation University Australia includes mandatory clinical placements for students undertaking studies in nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, clinical psychology, clinical exercise physiology and social work Work integrated learning is also a requirement for students enrolled in education programs and provides a strong foundation towards their chosen careers in teaching. Work integrated learning provides all students with the essential links between theory and practice.

Elective courses are also available across a range of degree programs:

Vacation work programs

This is degree related work, usually with large organisations that also run graduate employment programs. Vacation programs are typically undertaken at the end of the second year during summer or winter university vacation periods. Opportunities are available for a wide range of disciplines including business, IT, science, engineering, and social sciences and are usually very competitive.

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